| May 17, 2012
| 12:33 PM
The job of a campaign is to market the candidate in such a way that he gets elected. This may or may not have anything to do with presenting real answers for solving the country’s problems. Usually, it doesn’t.
To attract votes, you go...
| May 23, 2012
| 12:12 PM
They said it would be nasty. This is sandbox stuff compared with what’s probably coming. I’m not sure what the Rev. Wright has to do with our assessment of how qualified Barack Obama is to run the country…after all, we’ve had...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 7:23 PM
Shortly after Mitt Romney resigned from Bain Capital in 1999 to run the Olympics in Salt Lake City, potential investors received a prospectus touting the extraordinary profits earned by the private equity firm that Romney controlled for 15 years....
| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:02 AM
With polls tightening in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich sparred over their private sector experience Monday as they campaigned less than 20 miles apart, each insisting that they would ultimately become the Republican presidential nominee....
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:53 AM
Campaigning in South Carolina on Saturday, Mitt Romney once again questioned Newt Gingrich’s work for the mortgage giant Freddie Mac, but mainly reserved his fire for President Obama – accusing him of failing to effectively corral Congress...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 10:51 AM
Facing increasing scrutiny over the profits he made while working in private equity, Mitt Romney said Thursday he took advantage of opportunities to save on his taxes on that income like anyone else would. But just what those opportunities were is unclear...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Venture-capital fundraising in the U.S. plummeted 35% in the first quarter of 2012 – but the industry is hoping investors are just taking a breather before they begin pledging more funds in earnest.
The total pot at the end of the quarter was $4....
| Apr 10, 2012
In his Wisconsin victory speech last Tuesday, Mitt Romney said, "Washington has to become an ally of business, not the opposition of business."
This to me is a more worrisome statement than his communications advisor's gaffe about Etch-A-Sketches or...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Mitt Romney came through this morning's hair-of-the-dog debate in pretty fine shape.
Sure, he was targeted more than in any of the 14 previous encounters, and certainly to a much greater degree than in Saturday night's snoozer at St. Anselm College.
| Jan 8, 2012
| 6:49 PM
So Newt Gingrich is borrowing from the Democrats' oppo-reserach book with his attacks on Mitt Romney's legacy as a leveraged buyout artist. Suddenly leveraged buyouts are "predatory" and "paper shuffling," Gingrich says, according to the NYT. Financed...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:14 PM
The biggest story of the New Hampshire primary is unlikely to be the identity of the winner — polls suggest Mitt Romney has matters well in hand. The real surprise is what the candidates attacked. Surely no contemporary group of Republican...